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2014 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

2014 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

June 2729, 2014
Dallas, Tex.

Explore ways to make excellent teaching the reality in every classroom.

 

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Volume 9  |  Issue 9  |  January 30, 2014  
Generation STEM
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Webinar on Inquiry-Based STEM Instruction

Gain a pedagogical understanding and take away a few specific strategies for using inquiry in science and math classes.

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Community

Whole Child Podcast on Personalized Learning

Hear from ASCD author Yong Zhao and a panel of educators who are personalizing learning for students in their schools.

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Remember the ABCs of Adolescent Math Learners

Help students overcome math anxiety by fostering autonomy, belonging, and competence.

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How do we build schoolwide cultures in which administrators, teachers, students, and parents are energized and positive about learning? This issue will explore how both principals and teachers can achieve balance, reduce stress, and become confident advocates for public education in the face of outside criticisms. What practices build educator morale; protect educators from negative pressures and initiative fatigue; empower them to be problem solvers; and promote trust, mutual respect, collegiality, and celebration?

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Generation STEM

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The arts, new roles for teachers, and innovative approaches to design and engineering lead our exploration of STEM education in this issue. Find out how the Next Generation Science Standards and the Maker Movement are infusing real-world application and creative engagement into the sciences.

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Inquiry-Based Instruction Explores, Then Explains

ASCD author Jeff Marshall advocates for flipping the typical explain-explore model for instruction and then provides a sample science lesson where students have the opportunity to explore elements of the lunar phases before this scientific phenomena are explained.

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The Four Cs of Next Generation Engineering Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards in general and the engineering standards in particular promote collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication.

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The Art of Thinking Like a Scientist

The arts encourage observation, visualization, and perseverance in a design process—or, why STEM should really be STEAM.

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Tools for Implementation

Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms   The Innovators: STEM Your School
Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms   The Innovators: STEM Your School

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What Is a Maker Space?

What Is a Maker Space? Interdisciplinary, creative learning thrives in this do-it-yourself design studio at St. Louis's Grand Center Arts Academy.

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Field Notes:
From Science Teacher to Science Facilitator

Katherine Ayers Students bored with lecture and drill prompt this scientist-turned-teacher to stand back and let engaging problems, not teacher talk, drive learning.

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Leader Links:
KQED's Twitter Cheat Sheet for Educators

From safety concerns to instructional uses and how they relate to Bloom's Taxonomy of learning, this guide covers everything educators need to know about teaching with Twitter.

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